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Costas and Mark Lazerus both represented NBC on the list
The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER named its "35 Most Powerful People In Media" for '14, and the list includes NBC's BOB COSTAS, NBC Sports Group Chair MARK LAZARUS, CBS Sports Chair SEAN MCMANUS and ESPN President JOHN SKIPPER (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 4/20 issue).

MONEY ON MY MIND: In Philadelphia, Jeff McLane cited sources as saying that an arbitrator ruled Redskins WR DESEAN JACKSON "owes former agent DREW ROSENHAUS $516,415 in loans and fees." Rosenhaus in June "filed a grievance" with the NFLPA, claiming that Jackson "owed him more than $700,000 in unpaid loans and fees." Jackson "plans to appeal the ruling." He left Rosenhaus last spring, and signed with Lagardère's JOEL SEGAL "not long after" (PHILLY.com, 4/16).

READ ALL ABOUT IT: NFL agent LEIGH STEINBERG yesterday visited UC-Davis as he "wraps up a tour" promoting his book, "THE AGENT: MY 40-YEAR CAREER MAKING DEALS AND CHANGING THE GAME." Steinberg said that he "found himself conflicted about the mounting concussions suffered by his star quarterback clients and others." He added, "I knew intuitively that quarterbacks getting hit in the head was a bad thing" (SACBEE.com, 4/16).

NAMES: Lions coach JIM CALDWELL, former NFLer LOMAS BROWN, Detroit Mayor DAVE BING and former NBAer DERRICK COLEMAN yesterday attended an event hosted by the UAW and Ford for 300 student-athletes from Detroit high schools (DETROIT NEWS, 4/17)....Project officials said that a third Chicago area location of Ditka’s Restaurant “will open in Arlington Heights this summer” on the grounds of Arlington Int’l Racecourse (DAILYHERALD.com, 4/16)….Braves 2B DAN UGGLA sold his 4,595-square-foot Atlanta condo for $2.25M on March 31. It originally went on the market for $2.75M (BIZJOURNALS.com, 4/16)….Kentucky men’s basketball coach JOHN CALIPARI sat courtside at last night’s Bulls-Bobcats game (THE DAILY).
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